Published between1996 and 1997, Applause was a newsstand and subscription magazine devoted to UK theatre.

First edited by Rayner Bourton, and then Clive Hirschhorn, it was published by ticket agency Applause and aimed to provide theatregoers with informed comment, interviews, features, reviews, and gossip about the plays and players making news in both London and New York. It also provided special offers and discounts on West End shows and event.

CONTENTS

Preview issue, July 1996

Read Applause magazine, Preview issue, July 1996

Applause Magazine - July 1996

Applause Magazine - July 1996

DIARY – Current events in film, dance, music and art

PROFILE Charles Rayner talks to Margarita Pracatan about her meteoric rise to stardom

REVIEWS – Recent openings in and around London

NED SHERRIN – Excerpts from his book ‘Theatrical Anecdotes’

ARTS & MUSIC – Applause magazine’s exclusive theatre club and show and event offers

BROADWAY LIGHTS – The word from Stateside with Rene De Woerk

WEST END NIGHTS – Hot gossip from London

INTERVIEW – Kevin Whately in conversation with Rayner Bourton

ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET – A look at the acclaimed production of Alice in Wonderland

THE LARRY ADLER COLUMN – Credit where ‘credits’ are due

A BRUSH WITH ART – Picture choice by Christopher Lloyd, Surveyor of the Queen’s Pictures

BIGGINS ON SPEC – Wit and grit

ART REVIEW – Degas: artist as collector

THE DOWAGER OF ELLINGTON ST – Ashley Herman takes a look at the refurbishment of the Lyceum Theatre in Covent Garden

OUT & ABOUT – News from out of town

MY FAVOURITE RESTAURANT – Googie Withers and Hannah Gordon reveal their favourite haunts

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